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    Got a very cool idea with gps and wifi

    Someone should make a program or integrate it into a frontend that if you have wifi on your carputer, when you come across a hotspot it would log it somehow and when you wanted to find a hotspot close by just tell your gps software to bring up the hotspots that it has logged. Kind of like P.O.I except for hotspots. What do you guys think.
    ~Edit~ oh crap I posted this in the hardware forum

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    Check into a topic called Wardriving and a product called Netstumbler.
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    You mean that if you're not currently in range of the network, you can use the GPS to tell you how close you are to previously connected networks so that you can drive closer to one of them right? Sounds like a cool idea...I've got no idea how to do it though.

    Otherwise, I think netstumbler and wardriving is good if you've never connected and they automatically tell you when you're in range so you can initiate a connect. But doesn't XP automatically connect you to previously approved/connected networks if you're in range and not presently connected to another network?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeckPayne
    You mean that if you're not currently in range of the network, you can use the GPS to tell you how close you are to previously connected networks so that you can drive closer to one of them right? Sounds like a cool idea...I've got no idea how to do it though.

    Otherwise, I think netstumbler and wardriving is good if you've never connected and they automatically tell you when you're in range so you can initiate a connect. But doesn't XP automatically connect you to previously approved/connected networks if you're in range and not presently connected to another network?
    Netstumbler allows GPS integration... It'll record lat/lon of the network, and shows "distance" to/from the network.

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    if you make a log with netstumbler you then export the results to mappoint and use gps with that to find the closest "hotspot".

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    Cool...I'll make sure I integrate this in when I finally build this.

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    netstumbler finds ALOT of access points. Just driving around for a week, i found over 400 access points. aprox 1/2 with encryption lol


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    Using netstumbler and stumverter, u can export the netstumbler data to Mappoint and add access points on the map.
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